Magnolia Chapter FNPS

Our 2019 Calendars are now available - $10

The purpose of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.
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Useful Links for Natural Resource Recovery Post Hurricane Michael:

The devastating impacts of Hurricane Michael in the Panhandle have left thousands of people scrambling for basic needs and an unimaginable amount of debris clearing. Far down the priority list for many residents is the recovery of natural landscapes. But the restoration of native plants and trees is critical for Panhandle beekeepers and farmers that rely on pollinators – bees, butterflies, and other species - responsible for one out of three bites of our food.

An important program to help with this long-term recovery process is the
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s  Pollinator Initiative:
The DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS DEC 21ST! Landowners who miss the deadline will have to wait an additional year to apply, so they must contact the local county USDA Service Center ASAP.

Another excellent resource is FWC’s Office of Conservation Assistance, Landowner Assistance Program:

The average homeowner can also help by planting native plants that support pollinators and restore wildlife habitat -
Visit the Florida Wildflower Foundation (,
FWC’s Planting a Refuge for Wildlife (, or
Florida Friendly Landscaping ( websites for more information.


Friends of Apalachicola National Forest (FANF) Meeting:

Maclay Gardens Native Arboretum Workday

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - noon

Lost Creek Forest

Volunteer tour leaders or researchers needed!

Lost Creek Forest is an old growth hardwood slope forest and wetlands located at the Thomasville Municipal Airport 5 miles northeast of Thomasville. FNPS board member Beth Grant is Founder and President of Friends of Lost Creek Forest.
We would like to invite FNPS members with specific knowledge relevant to the forest to lead walks or do research there, for example forest dynamics and history of slope forests in the southeast, tree species, woody plants, vines, mushrooms and their underground fungal networks, lichen, herps, geology, soils, tree diseases (we have had two giant oaks die in the last year, a massive Swamp Chestnut Oak, and a very large Darlington Oak), possible effects of global warming , etc.
Please talk to Beth if you might be willing to help at the forest, or contact her at

Get involved with volunteer workday opportunities...

Angus Gholson Nature Park - contact Diana Picklesimer at

Maclay Gardens Native Arboretum - contact Ann Johnson at

Milkweed initiative - check Facebook - Monarch-Milkweed-Initiative@st. marks nwr

TorreyaKeepers - contact Leigh Brooks at

Upsy Daisy Plant Rescue Society - contact Gail Fishman at

Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve, Lost Creek Forest, and Cherokee Pollinator Garden - contact Beth Grant at

Upcoming Programs for 2018-2019

December 6th - Reed Noss - Florida Needs Fire!

January 3rd - Houston Snead - Conservation Projects Funded by the Jacksonville Zoo

February 7th - Peter Kleinhenz - Botanizing by Phone: Using iNaturalist to Learn, Document and Conserve Florida's Wildflowers

March 7th - Kevin Hiers - Prescribed Fire

April 4th - Harley Means - Geology of Steephead Ravines

May 2nd - Craig Huegel - Roots and How They Work

For additional and updated details about the Thursday evening programs and the accompanying Saturday morning field trips, please refer to our chapter's website calendar page.
Meeting schedule: 1st Thursday of the month from September through May. Come to socialize at 7:00, chapter meeting at 7:30, and program at 7:45 PM.

Meeting Place: King Building on the FSU Campus (319 Stadium Drive) Room 1024 – Free evening campus parking at the parking garage south of the King Building off Stadium Drive, or the parking lot east of the King Building following Psychology Way south from Call Street. Room 1024 is at the back of the King Building - see campus map at for meeting location.
All meetings are free and open to the public.

Other Events

Friends of the Apalachicola National Forest: Facebook

Sarracenia Chapter: Facebook

Hairstreak Chapter of NABA: Calendar 

Apalachee Audubon : Calendar 

Monarch-Milkweed Initiative: Facebook

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